Churchill: Walking with Destiny Audiobook, by Andrew Roberts Play Audiobook Sample

Churchill: Walking with Destiny Audiobook

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Read By: Stephen Thorne Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 33.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 25.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: November 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780525641728

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Longest Chapter Length:

76:26 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

51:19 minutes

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Books of 2018 One of The Economist’s Best Books of 2018 One of The New York Timess Notable Books of 2018 “Unarguably the best single-volume biography of Churchill . . . A brilliant feat of storytelling, monumental in scope, yet put together with tenderness for a man who had always believed that he would be Britain’s savior.” —Wall Street Journal In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood--by the bestselling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of War. When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved? In Churchill, Andrew Roberts gives readers the full and definitive Winston Churchill, from birth to lasting legacy, as personally revealing as it is compulsively readable. Roberts gained exclusive access to extensive new material: transcripts of War Cabinet meetings, diaries, letters and unpublished memoirs from Churchill's contemporaries. The Royal Family permitted Roberts--in a first for a Churchill biographer--to read the detailed notes taken by King George VI in his diary after his weekly meetings with Churchill during World War II. This treasure trove of access allows Roberts to understand the man in revelatory new ways, and to identify the hidden forces fueling Churchill's legendary drive. We think of Churchill as a hero who saved civilization from the evils of Nazism and warned of the grave crimes of Soviet communism, but Roberts's masterwork reveals that he has as much to teach us about the challenges leaders face today--and the fundamental values of courage, tenacity, leadership and moral conviction.

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“Even if you’ve read every other book about the former prime minister and seen all the movies, expect revelations. For example: The royal family permitted the author to read King George VI’s diary notes about his wartime meetings with Churchill. That’s a first.”

— Washington Post 


  • “The best biography of Winston ever written…bursts with character, humor, and incident on almost every page.”

    — Sunday Times (London)
  • “Terrific…By drawing on many previously untapped sources, Mr. Roberts has produced a more complete picture of his subject than any previous biography.”

    — Economist (London)
  • “Riveting . . . A masterful biography, rich in detail and insight.”

    — Booklist (starred review)
  • “A clear, well-limned view of a complex figure…The most comprehensive single-volume biography of Churchill that we have in print and a boon for any student of the statesman and his times.”

    — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “This biography is exhaustively researched, beautifully written and paced, deeply admiring but not hagiographic, and empathic and balanced in its judgments—a magnificent achievement.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)


  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
  • A Washington Post Pick of Books to Read This Month
  • New York Times bestseller
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
  • An iBooks bestseller in Biographies & Memoirs
  • A #1 bestseller in Great Britain History
  • An Economist Best Biography of the Year
  • A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year
  • Shortlisted for the Plutarch Award

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About Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts is the bestselling author of The Storm of War, Masters and Commanders, Napoleon and Wellington, and Waterloo. A Fellow of the Napoleonic Institute, he has won many prizes, including the Wolfson History Prize and the British Army Military Book Award, writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal, and has written and presented a number of popular documentaries. He lives in New York City.

About Stephen Thorne

Stephen Thorne trained at RADA and played several seasons with the Old Vic Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and London. He has worked extensively in radio, with over two thousand broadcasts for the BBC, including Uncle Mort in the Radio 4 comedy series and the part of Treebeard in The Lord of the Rings. His television work includes EastEnders, Boys from the Bush, Death of an Expert Witness, and David Copperfield.